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When ever I connect the fuse in the power cable to my car, my car doesn't start. But when I remove the fuse it takes a couple tries then the car starts again. Is the battery my problem?

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NO! I hope I am incorrect, but it sounds like a "Dead Short" in your power wire. If you are not fused at the battery and at the amp, you are creating a bomb!. That said, if I'm wrong and you have fuses at the battery and amplifier. God Bless Ya!. What you will need to do is go to any battery house or even Walmart. They can load test the battery and let you know if it has an internal failure causing no cranking amps, yet still reads 12volts on a meter. Second thing to do is check your starter feed from the battery for corrosion, check both sides and make sure contacts are clean and no corrosion has "wicked" up the wire. This can cause your vehicle to eat batteries more than any other issue I have ever encountered. Lastly, never run a car audio system that includes an amp without your vehicle running. That's the number 2 cause of battery failure. Hope this helps. If you need to dig any further, post a comment with all the specifics: Year Make and Model vehicle, then list equipment models. Best of luck

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